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How the Military Surveils Santa

In a Christmas tradition, the defense organization NORAD helps us keep track of Santa as he zips around the world delivering toys.

December 22, 2016 — Lydia Chain

The Year in Planetary Science

Take a light-speed trip through the solar system to catch up on 2016’s biggest stories from our celestial neighborhood.Produced with support from Explore Scientific

December 1, 2016 — Lydia Chain, Lee Billings and Michael Lemonick

The Math behind the Polls

When polls try to tease out what a group of people is thinking, what are they measuring and how can they go wrong?

November 29, 2016 — Lydia Chain

Senate Seat Races That Could Impact Science

In these final days before the 2016 election keep an eye on Maryland, New Hampshire and Missouri, where contested seats may have ramifications for science in the U.S. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 29, 2016...

October 31, 2016 — Nature Video

Spiders Perform a Spooky Seduction Dance

Male jumping spiders accompany their mating dance with a drum routine, sending vibrations through the ground to tempt a female. "Lens of Time: Spider Seduction” was first published on bioGraphic © 2016, California Academy of Sciences...

October 28, 2016 — bioGraphic

Solving the Rubik's Equation

Author and “Speedcuber” Ian Scheffler reveals some of the math behind how you could solve the Rubik’s cube puzzle.

October 24, 2016 — Lydia Chain

Monkeys Can Make Stone Tools, Too

When these monkeys bang rocks together, they make stone flakes that resemble those archaeologists believe humans made two million to three million years ago. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 19, 2016...

October 21, 2016 — Nature Video
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